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Timeline guidelines for your office relocation

The first thing you do after you’ve decided you’re moving office is to draw up a comprehensive timeline for your office relocation. Being organised with your time planning and strict about keeping to any plans you do draw up are absolutely essential to ensuring that your office relocation happens on time. If you can stick to your time plan you are much more likely to stick to your moving office budget as well.

To help you on your way, Help Moving Office offers plenty of advice to help you move office that can help to assess your task list and assign time frames to suit this. Here are the main items on your office relocation To Do List and approximate time frames of how long they should take you:

Choosing your new office – picking a new property, arranging viewings and slowly making your way through the legal processes tied up with moving office should take between 1-4 weeks.

Sealing the deal – agreeing the terms with your new landlord, commercial property agent and property solicitor should take up to 2 weeks.

Conveyancing – this is the important process of getting your solicitor to write up the contracts and finalise the terms of your lease. This should take between 4-8 weeks.

Fitting out and designing your office – decking out your new office with the help of a design and office fit-out company should take between 4-8 weeks, but this will depend on the size of your project.

The big office move – the relocation itself, when considering arrangements to be made with your office removals company, should take between 2-4 weeks.

Use our Moving Office Timetable for more information.


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